SHALDON SINGERS is a charity with a Registered Charity Number of 1164387
We are looking for new singers to join us In September. Shaldon Singers is a choir of about 60. New members will be made very welcome. We give two concerts a year, in December and May. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 9 p.m. at St Peter’s Church in Shaldon (see map below).
If you are interested in joining Shaldon Singers, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) for information, or email email@example.com. There is no audition. An ability to read music is an advantage, but more important are enthusiasm and a commitment to attend rehearsals.
NEXT SEASON 2022/23
Our autumn session begins on Thursday 8 September, rehearsing for our next concert on Saturday 3 December. Music will include Elgar's From the Bavarian Highlands, Holst's Christmas Day, and music by Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre and John Rutter.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW SINGERS TO JOIN US IN SEPTEMBER. YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME.
Saturday 21 May
The Singers presented a celebratory programme to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Anna Cockroft led the Shaldon Sinfonietta and the concert featured three excellent soloists – Jenny Abbott, Jonathan Waterworth and James Quilligan.
The highlight was Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. A composer famous for his operas, it is clear from this early work where Puccini’s future direction lay, and his operatic instincts were obvious particularly in the Gloria movement – the major part of the work.
Schubert’s popular Mass in G showed a mix of classical and earlier styles, while Warlock’s Capriol Suite for string orchestra, a set of six dances written in the twentieth century but in the style of music in the sixteenth century – the first Elizabethan era – completed the programme.
Chairman Ann Pardoe described the concert as ‘a double celebration, with the Queen’s Jubilee and our return to a May concert after three years. We are looking to the future and would love to have more singers joining us now the difficulties of Covid are retreating.’
David Cox gave a short talk on the work of HITS – Homeless In Teignbridge Support – and a retiring collection in aid of the charity raised £420. Many thanks to our audience for their generosity and support.
You can read our Summer 2021 Newsletter by using the link below, and also our Covid-19 risk assessment, setting out our plans for singing together safely.
Our Zoom sessions, which began in April 2020, continued until 24 June 2021. and we have enjoyed singing a wide variety of music, including Faure's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine. Our Christmas evening on Zoom of favourite carols and readings was enjoyed by singers and around 25 friends and family members. The concert was dedicated to the memory of Ro Rickett. This was followed by Haydn's Creation, with a performance of the work on Zoom on 6 May.
We have also made a recording of ourselves singing the Mozart Ave Verum Corpus. You can listen to the finished recording below.
If you would like to make a donation to help with choir funds, we would be very grateful. You can do so through the Charities Aid Foundation using the Donate button below.